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The National WWII Museum is seeking donation of the following material for use in the restoration of PT-305


If you have items to donate, please contact Tom Czekanski at (504) 528-1944 x237 or email  tom.czekanski@nationalww2museum.org.

Wood, Paint, and Fasteners

  • Marine grade lumber including Mahogany, White Oak and Southern Pine in 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, thickness
  • Marine Grade Plywood1/4, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4, inch thickness
  • Marine Paints and thinners
  • Marine Grade Sealants and glues
  • Marine Fasteners
    • Silicone Bronze Wood Screws
    • Bronze or copper rivets
    • Bronze or monel nails
    • Bronze or Marine Grade Brass
    • Machine bolts, nuts and screws


  • Carpentry hand tools --  all types
  • Mechanic tools -- all types
  • Metal Cutting Lathe
  • Milling Machine 
  • Hand Power Tools
    • Drills
    • Skill Saw
    • Jig Saws
    • Sanders all types
    • Planers
    • Cordless screw guns
    • Drill Bits
    • Saw Blades

Shop Materials

  • Latex Gloves
  • Sand paper
  • Paint brushes
  • Dust masks
  • Paint buckets
  • 3M blue tape
  • Shop Vacs (several)
  • Extension cords and work lights

Parts specific to Higgins PT Boats

The Museum is seeking to restore PT-305 to its appearance in the Mediterranean in 1944 and 1945.  To accomplish this, a great many vintage parts are needed.  Some of these items may have ended up as souvenirs or salvage. The following is a selection of what is needed:

  • Ship's Wheel
  • Bridge Throttle Quadrant
  • Electrical components (including fans and light fixtures, complete radio and radar set up)
  • Galley components
  • Auxiliary Generators
  • Packard Marine v-12 Engines 4M-2500 (either complete or parts, need not be running)
  • Armament; demilled; 
    • One 40 mm Bofors
    • Four AN-M2 Browning 50 caliber machineguns
    • Two machinegun tub mounts
    • Two 20 mm Oerlikon deck mounts
    • One 60 mm mortar 


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